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Who should not use ipratropium?

Some people may be allergic to the ingredients in ipratropium inhalers or nasal spray. If you know you have this kind of allergy, you should not use this medication. Also, people who are allergic to peanuts, soybeans, soy lecithin or the drug atropine should not use ipratropium. Having certain medical conditions may also prevent you from using ipratropium. These include an enlarged prostate, obstruction of the neck of your bladder,and narrow-angle glaucoma. You should not use ipratropium bromide if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Children under 12 years of age should not use inhalers that contain ipratropium, and children under five years of age should not use ipratropiumm nasal spray.

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